Cultural participation and consumption

How can we stimulate and measure civic participation and consumption of arts and culture? This has been a guiding question in national cultural policies of countries around the world. It encompasses both active and passive participation, both the musician and the listener. Within the theme cultural participation and consumption, the Compendium monitors – among other things – public initiatives and programmes that promote participation and attendance. What is the role of cultural institutions, cultural centres and schools in promoting participation? The Compendium also provides trends and figures related to cultural participation and household expenditure. How did theatre or museum attendance develop over the years? What percentage of the population carries out artistic activities?

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